Steller Sea Lion Wheelhouse Guide for Commercial Fishermen

August 05, 2019

Flyer outlining ways for commercial fishermen to reduce Steller sea lion-fishery interactions, and injury and mortality reporting requirements.

Why feeding Steller sea lions hurts all commercial fisheries:

  • Sea lions become habituated and more likely to follow your boat and interact with your catch and gear.
  • Sea lions become aggressive and YOU or your fellow fishermen can be bitten and injured. Sea lions pass on these behaviors to other sea lions, continuing the problem.
  • Sea lions become entangled, injured, or killed giving your fishery a bad reputation.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 08/16/2019

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